SCANDI COOL #23

Founder and chef of Noma, René Redzepi is renowned for using simple ingredients creatively – a recipe that serves just as well for the house he shares with his wife and three children.

Get the look: A vintage kitchen trolley houses the family’s dinnerware. The shallow bowls are by Danish father-and- son team Åge and Kasper Würt.

The properTy

A 200-year- old former blacksmith’s workshop in Copenhagen, Denmark. On the ground floor there’s a hall, kitchen-diner/living area, bathroom, utility room, bedroom and a guest room. The first floor comprises the master bedroom, two bedrooms for the children and a shower room.

KITCHEN

The couple wanted something with history, so when they saw all the beams and the original blacksmith’s furnace in the kitchen, they knew this was it.

With René’s signature menu at Noma boasting 20-odd courses, his approach to things could be seen as complex, but his preferred ingredients – sea urchins, wild duck, fjord shrimp – are simple and earthy, but concocted in a fabulous way. A similar rule of thumb seems to apply to the interior choices at home. A gentle style of clean walls, crafted accessories and minimal furniture is displayed throughout.

Get the look: The worktop running along the wall is made up of a single piece of Dinesen HeartOak, measuring 5.6 metres in length.

Wood is the dominant factor, from the beams and floors to the fittings in the kitchen and bathroom.

It may have a blacksmith’s furnace, but you won’t find a microwave in this kitchen.

The same Dinesen HeartOak floor has been used in the restaurant too. As a devotee of all things natural, René loves that the Danish company’s craftsmen work on planks taken from local trees that are up to 200 years old, preserving their natural cracks and knots.

Get the look: The kitchen units are a bespoke design by Danish manufacturer Garde Hvalsøe. The iron spotlights were also specially made for the house. The painting hanging over the sink is by the late Danish artist Kurt Trampedachs.

DINING AREA

This is the family’s favourite spot. A carpenter make the table and the bench is constructed out of old floorboards.

Get the look: This is the CH24 Wishbone chair, left, and the CH36 dining chairs by Hans J Wegner for Carl Hansen & Søn. Floors throughout are by Dinesen.

LIVING AREA

A statement sofa adds a flash of colour to this simply stylish space.  Most of the ceramics are by the Danish designers that kitted out the restaurant.

Get the look: Find a similar sofa at Made.com. The floor lamp and iron trolley are both from Filde Fer in Copenhagen. Source ceramics by K H Würtz at Sigmar.

Most of the accessories are in muted tones, but the couple ‘went for it a bit more in here’.

ENTRANCE HALL

As well as building a new staircase, the couple installed a set of floor-level drawers by the front door for the family’s shoes – a clever touch that keeps clutter at bay.

Get the look: Try Abigail Ahern for vases in this style.

MASTER BEDROOM

An inset fireplace keeps this space cosy and warm, whatever the weather outside.

Get the look: Stovax is a good source of built-in wood burners.

Upstairs benefits from plenty of light and blinds at the windows keep the look neat and clean.

Get the look: John Lewis sells a large range of roller blinds. To source a Bauhaus-style steel chair like this one, try Chaplins.

BATHROOM

Warm wood, dark slate and bronze accessories create a soothing retreat.

Get the look: The slate floor tiles are from Danish firm Ölands Stenmontage. This is Dornbracht brassware. The vanity unit was made in Dinesen HeartOak.

GIRLS’ ROOM

This is where the two youngest girls sleep, but one is at the top of the ladder, so she has her own “room” within the room.

Get the look: The Rocking Sheep by Povl Kjer is available at Twentytwentyone.

Find out more about Noma here.

Photography / Paul Massey

Styling / Louise Kamman Riising

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